His former royal highness of all-things purple, Prince, has unveiled a new track titled 'Boyfriend.' But, since he's charging his fans $0.88 to listen to it, you might not have heard it. At least, not yet.
The singer/pop icon has been posting new music on his personal 3rdeyegirl website since last year.
The new release of "Boyfriend" follows on the footsteps of his single "Screwdriver," which was released on February 11. Plus, another song titled 'Breakfast Can Wait' also came out earlier this month.
The website Twitter account linked a teaser video introducing three musicians before showing the cryptic message ' Live Out Loud, Coming In February, 2013'.
Prince is well know for having a fair portion of all his music and videos, removed from video hosting sites like Youtube and Vevo. With a reasoning that he considered viewing of his artistic works, being readily available, on these sites as a form of piracy, Prince, has turned to charging fans to view most of his new content.
Though some musicians charge to download their songs and music videos, Prince is unique in that pay-per-download is the only way to see the 'Screwdriver' video or hear the song.
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For a preview, check out the low-rez version of the song to the left. But be aware, the video itself is not being hosted on any of the usual platforms. The same holds true for his new release, 'Boyfriend.'
In-keeping with his very private lifestyle, Prince has been reported as finishing up a series of rehearsal gigs in his Minneapolis home.
He reportedly booked six dates at a tiny jazz club to audition for a new drummer and host a jam session for his band.
With his last tour being the "Welcome 2," running from 2010 and throughout 2011, a new tour for 2013 would be welcome. However, so far no dates or plans have been scheduled.
Meanwhile, Prince made a surprise appearance at this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10), appearing to hand the award for Record of the Year to Gotye.